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ability Adolph Rupp backboard ball handler ball possession ball-handling basket basketball team body Boston Celtics bounce pass championship closely guarded coaches college basketball cuts defensive player develop Double Screen downcourt dribbler drive left Fake left fast break feet field goal footwork forward free-throw line free-throw shooting Harlem Globetrotters high school hold the ball hook shot important inches individual defensive jump ball jump shot lane lay-up shot left foot left hand man-for-man defense midcourt move movement National Basketball Association offensive pattern offensive rebound one-on-one opponent opponent's pass the ball percentage personal foul pivot area popular practice proper defensive receive a pass receive the ball requires result reverse dribble right foot rule score shooters shot attempt shot is taken Shuffle Offense situation skills slide speed stance strategy successful switch dribble taller players team defense team play teammates technical foul techniques throw time-out violation zone defense